Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/21

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Subject: RE: [Leica] 24mm finder needed w/M6 .78?
From: Jem Kime <>
Date: Sun, 21 May 2000 17:39:56 +0100

I've just tried some tests with ground glass on the film plane and 
comparing that with the finder.
Effectively they can be considered the same, providing you have good enough 
eyesight not to wear glasses and can get your eye close to the finder.
Much depends on how you look into the corners, the more you strain to look, 
the more you move your eye to the opposite corner, thereby opening up a 
wider field of view (into the corner but eliminating much of the rest of 
the area) so don't move the eye too much.

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From: []

Seems to me I read a while back that some .78 M6 owners that have the 24mm
lens do not use a separate finder. It was stated that the edge of the 
finder is "pretty close" to being equal to a 24mm finder. Is this true? I
would prefer to not use a finder if possible. How much larger would the 
of view be for the .78 model Vs the 24mm finder?
Thanks in advance for any replies.

Zack Schindler